NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience Narnia as never before with a ground-breaking mixed-media digital edition from HarperCollins Publishers: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook ($9.99). This rich-media version targets multiple senses to create an innovative and exciting way to experience Narnia on e-reading technology.
For the first time readers can experience the entire original text amplified with full-color images, integrated audio, embedded video and interactive trivia, all of which can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. Readers can download this leading-edge iteration of the classic story for their tablet devices ahead of Twentieth Century Fox's film adaptation "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (released December 10th).
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook will be available on a number of handheld multimedia readers and touchscreen devices. Interactive features include:
- Embedded Video: An Animated Journey of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader—an exclusive video offering readers a journey along the animated time line of the ship and crew's voyage, with original Pauline Baynes artwork, music, and narration
- Integrated read-along audio excerpts: abridged text read by Derek Jacobi
- Interactive trivia: flip the cards to test your Narnian knowledge
- Full-color images: just double tap to enlarge
In addition, THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook features:
- Map of Narnia: the original Pauline Baynes map of Aslan's kingdom, as well as a Map of the Great Eastern Ocean, where the adventures of the Dawn Treader take place
- Blueprint of the Dawn Treader
- Guide to 'The Creatures of Narnia' and 'The People of Narnia'
With more than 100 million units sold worldwide, The Chronicles of Narnia is one of the bestselling series of all time. THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook combines the integrity of the original text with the wonderful enhanced experience that only the new digital platforms can provide, and anyone already familiar with the story is bound to find something new to discover in the enhanced adventures of Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace aboard King Caspian's ship.
"THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook allows us to bring readers of all ages to C. S. Lewis's visionary series in an entirely new way," says Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books. "This Enhanced eBook has something for everyone whether you've read the book before or are discovering it for the first time. We are honored to launch Narnia into the digital world while still preserving the treasured adventures as Lewis wrote them and as generations of fans have discovered and embraced."
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Clive Staples Lewis, known as Jack to his friends, was born in 1898. Lewis and his good friend J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of the Inklings, an informal writers' club that met at a local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis's fascination with fairy tales, myths, and ancient legends, coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood, led him to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books followed to become the immensely popular The Chronicles of Narnia. The final title in the series, The Last Battle, was awarded the Carnegie Medal, one of the highest marks of excellence in children's literature.
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